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Military Veterans Learn Job Hunting Skills at Lab

Forty veterans and underrepresented youth spent Monday at the Lab as part of the fifth annual Veterans’ Day on the Job program where they learned job-hunting skills such as resume writing and interview tips. The participants are part of NPower, a national program that assists military veterans, their spouses, and underrepresented youth with developing new […]

Sharing the Lab’s Story at Art + Soul Festival

Last weekend, a group of Berkeley Lab employees volunteered their time to staff the Lab’s booth at the Art + Soul Festival in Oakland. Hundreds of people stopped by to learn about internship opportunities, job openings, and our world-class research. Click for a slideshow and to see who volunteered. More>>

GEM Summer Fellows Visited by Program Executives

Ileana Callejas (center), Tadewos Getachew, and Viviana Vela are at Berkeley Lab this summer as GEM fellows, which supports underrepresented groups during their masters or doctoral programs. GEM Consortium executives recently visited the fellows, who are hosted by Workforce Development & Education. More>>

Computing Sciences Hosts August 1 Student Poster Session

The Computing Sciences Summer Student program hosts a poster session on Thursday, August 1, from 10 a.m. to noon, in 3101 Wang Hall. Students mentored by researchers in the Computing Sciences Area will showcase their work and hone their presentation skills. Over 40 posters will be on display. More>>

Seeking Volunteers for Summer Engineering Program for Local High School Students

Discover Engineering Summer Residential Camp is seeking volunteers! Program Goal: To create a seamless transition for students from high school Engineering Pathways to post-secondary education aligned with high-wage, high-demand, high-skill careers in the East Bay Region. To increase persistence to completion of Project Lead the Way (PLTW) and MESA Program (Math Engineering Science Achievement) students […]

Need a Fall Intern? WD&E is Seeking Mentors

Workforce Development & Education is seeking mentors for its fall internship program, which runs August 26 through Dec. 6. August 6 is the last day to make offers. Click for more information on mentoring, as well as instructions on reviewing applicants and selecting interns. More>>

Get Training to Teach STEM at June 6 Session

Interested in becoming a STEM education ambassador? The next training session on STEM teaching modules is Thursday, June 6, from 9 a.m. to noon. Three different teaching kits will be covered. Stay for one or all three modules. More information and sign up sheet>>

High School Students Get a Glimpse of Life at the Lab

The Lab’s K-12 Program hosted nearly 80 students last week. During their two-day visit, students engaged with Lab stuff during Q&A sessions, speed networking, tours, and talks. The K-12 program thanks the volunteers who shared their STEM inspirations and encouraged the students to be curious. More>>

Black History Month Celebration Features Poetry, Dance, Song, and Science – February 27, 2018

The Lab’s African American Employee Resource Group (AAERG) held its first annual Black History Month Celebration on Tuesday, Feb. 27. The noon event drew a diverse crowd – with attendees from the scientific and computing areas and Operations – filling the Building 50 auditorium to capacity. Mary Sidney, senior adviser to the Energy Technologies Area […]

Black History Month: James Harris Key Player in Discovery of New Elements

February is Black History Month. Today we celebrate James Harris, a Berkeley Lab scientist and the first African American to play a key role in the search for new elements. He is credited with helping to discover rutherfordium and dubnium. To learn more about Harris, go here, or see recent Berkeley Lab posts on Twitter […]